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KeyBank Idaho has a new interim manager (access required)

KeyBank Idaho has a new interim Idaho market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank for the Idaho market after the departure of Darren Schuldheiss. The interim market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank is Jason Stoddard, ...

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Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain said March 16 it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns at nearly 45 of its 132 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho ...

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U.S. Senate passes Crapo banking bill

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In a move intended to reduce regulations for smaller banks, the U.S. Senate on March 14 passed Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) with a bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Crapo ...

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New Sunwest president to add downtown Boise branch

Sunwest Bank’s new president plans to expand the bank’s Idaho footprint. The Irvine, California, bank now has branches in Boise, Eagle, and Middleton, said Carson Lappetito, president and former chief operating officer. It obtained them in 2014 when Syringa Bank ...

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Fire lookouts eyed for National Register of Historic Places

Federal officials are taking public comments on the possible listing in the National Register of Historic Places of two Idaho fire lookouts. The National Park Service is considering the Gardiner Peak Lookout in the Nez Perce National Forest and the ...

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Western US governors take aim at worst invasive species

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states. The Western Governors’ Association March 15 released a compilation of 50 pests ranging from weeds and wild boars to insects and amphibians. The ...

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Airbnb homes attract 1,220 guests for NCAA games (access required)

NCAA basketball tournament games in Boise have generated 1,220 Airbnb guest arrivals in Boise for March 12 to March 18, according to the online accommodation booking site. Airbnb in a release said the travelers will generate $120,000 for local home ...

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